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Evangelism Music

Chariot with four horsesA vision is similar to a parable in many ways. It spells out what will happen to the people in a descriptive form. The Old Testament prophet Zechariah in Zechariah 5.1 saw a flying scroll, "I looked again, and there before me was a flying scroll" he wrote. Behind the picture is a very clear and urgently conveyed message for the listener from the Word of God.✞

Harps Cymbals and Trumpets

Irish HarpOne of the most effective mediums for the Christian message is music. Two hymns come to mind, Charles Wesley's (1707-1788) hymn, "O for a thousand tongues to sing, my dear redeemer's praise" or tha favorite hymn written by the English poet and Anglican clergyman John Newton (1725–1807), "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me" The words alone evoke thoughts of God, providing moments of splendor in worship. The prophets used music in order to convey spiritual truth. King David, apart from overseeing the masterly book of Psalms, sat down with two other prophets, Nathan and Gad, to arrange the Temple worship. Years later, King Hezekiah followed these same written instructions for the ordering of worship. Levites were stationed in the Temple with harps and cymbals, priests had trumpets and as the offering began so did the music with all the people singing praise unto God. Yes, music has a very important place in evangelism today!✞

"Conveying Spiritual Truth"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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